|Introduction to Module I: The Philosophical Foundations of Module I
A PITC Training Session
|Session Format: 90-minute session, 80-160 participants, lecture, DVD, discussion|
|Module I begins with an overview of the basic concepts of early social-emotional growth and socialization and their application to the group care context. An emphasis is placed on the development of a nurturing relationship between the infant and care teacher. The overview addresses the importance of responsive caregiving, the individualization of care through an understanding of infant temperament, the critical role of family and culture in early identity development, and stages of emotional development. The session closes with the showing of the DVD, Getting in Tune: Creating Nurturing Relationships with Infants and Toddlers, followed by question and answer with the training participants.
I Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization